Thursday, February 28, 2008

Student magazine says Planned Parenthood probe finds abortion racism *UPDATED*

From Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury, a transcript of a call to Planned Parenthood [boldface Kathy's]:

Actor: I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group, would that be possible?

Planned Parenthood: Absolutely.

Actor: Like the black community for example?

Planned Parenthood: Certainly.

Actor: The abortion – I can give money specifically for a black baby, that would be the purpose?

Planned Parenthood: Absolutely. If you wanted to designate that your gift be used to help an African-American woman in need, then we would certainly make sure that the gift was earmarked for that purpose.

Actor: Great, because I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don't want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids. I just had a baby; I want to put it in his name.

Planned Parenthood: Yes, absolutely.

Actor: And we don't, you know we just think, the less black kids out there the better.

Planned Parenthood: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable.

Actor: Right. I want to protect my son, so he can get into college.

Planned Parenthood: All right. Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited, and want to make sure I don't leave anything out.

This transcript corroborates a report I saw yesterday on LifeNews.com but wanted to get more info on it before posting, since the charges are so serious. From LifeNews.com [boldface mine]:
A magazine published by pro-life students at UCLA has conducted a probe into whether or not Planned Parenthood still harbors some of the racist policies it has been accused of promoting since its founding. The Advocate called Planned Parenthood centers in several states and found officials supportive of abortions on black Americans.

On Tuesday, the magazine released phone recordings of Planned Parenthood staffers approving a donor's racist agenda.

The magazine conducted a probe in seven states to find out how the staff members would react to a racist donor who wanted his donation used to promote abortions on African Americans. The magazine said it was shocked by the results.

An actor, posing as a racist donor, called Planned Parenthood development centers and asked that his donation be used to abort African American babies in order to "lower the number of black people."

"Each branch agreed to process the racially earmarked donation, with some encouraging the racist motive behind it," the Advocate editors told LifeNews.com. "None expressed concern about the racist reasoning for the donation."

The magazine says the caller told Idaho Planned Parenthood that "the less black kids out there the better."

IPP Director of Development Autumn Kersey called his position "understandable" and indicated she was excited to process his donation.

The magazine said an Ohio Planned Parenthood representative, Lisa Hutton, told the donor that Planned Parenthood "will accept the money for whatever reason."

UCLA senior Jose Manaiza, a 2007 nominee for the UCLA Student of The Year award and winner of the 2007 UCLA Chancellor's Service Award, is outraged by the news and called on the university to end its ties with Planned Parenthood.

He told LifeNews.com he hopes fellow African American students and the entire UCLA student body will "commit to this new era of the Civil Rights Movement and fight any type of racism from Planned Parenthood.". . .

Now there is additional confirmation from WorldNetDaily that includes the link to actual phone conversations posted on YouTube, so we can hear the actual conversations (one call is transcribed above).
A student-run magazine at UCLA has revealed an undercover investigation in which representatives of Planned Parenthood, the nation's abortion industry leader, admitted willingness to accepting a financial donation targeting the destruction of an unborn black baby.

Lila Rose, who edits The Advocate, previously revealed how Planned Parenthood officials expressed a willingness to conceal statutory rape, an investigative piece that earned her an appearance on the Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor."

Now she's told WND she hopes the taped responses of Planned Parenthood officials in seven states reveal to her local UCLA community and the nation the racist leanings of the organization.

WND calls to Planned Parenthood of Idaho, which was featured in The Advocate report, requesting a comment were not returned.

"Students on campus are shocked and saddened that such a huge organization would have racist leanings in the present day," Rose told WND. "They are surprised to hear the truth about [Planned Parenthood founder] Margaret Sanger, and how the African-American community is being hurt by abortion. . .

Sanger supported eugenics to cull those she considered unfit from the population. In 1921, she said eugenics is "the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems."

At one point, Sanger lamented "the ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all." Another time, Sanger wrote, "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."

According to Bryan Fisher, executive director of Idaho Values Alliance, Planned Parenthood, which gets an estimated $200 million annually from U.S. taxpayers, has located nearly 80 percent of its clinics nationwide in minority neighborhoods, and about one-third of all abortions are performed on blacks, even though they make up only 13 percent of the population. . .

Planned Parenthood and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice - supported by your Episcopal Church. Enjoy your pledge dollars at work!

UPDATE: From LifeNews.com [boldface mine]:
Planned Parenthood Affiliate Apologizes for Accepting Racist Abortion Donation

One of the Planned Parenthood affiliates a student magazine has accused of racism is responding to the charges and has apologized. Planned Parenthood of Idaho was one of the groups The Advocate magazine, a publication of UCLA pro-life students, said accepted a racist donation during a recent investigative story.

On Tuesday, the magazine released phone recordings of Planned Parenthood staffers approving a donor's racist agenda.

An actor, posing as a racist donor, called Planned Parenthood development centers and asked that his donation be used to abort African-American babies in order to “lower the number of black people.”

The Advocate spoke over the phone with Autumn Kersey, Vice-President of Marketing and Development for Planned Parenthood of Idaho. . .

On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of Idaho CEO Rebecca Poedy released a statement responding to the allegations and apologizing.

"Planned Parenthood firmly and unequivocally denounces racial bias in the delivery of health care," the statement read.

It continued, "A fund raising employee violated the organization's principles and practices when she appeared to be willing to accept a racially motivated donation. This employee made a serious mistake. We apologize for the manner in which this offensive call was handled."

Bryan Fischer, the executive director of the Idaho Values Alliance, a pro-family group, told LifeNews.com that Planned Parenthood should be ashamed for excusing the racist motivations behind the "donation."

“Ms. Kersey’s conduct in the phone conversation is reprehensible," he said. "She should be immediately fired, and since her thinking appears to represent the thinking of Planned Parenthood, it might be best if the organization closed its doors and left the state. Idaho is too great for hate and racism.”

According to the magazine, Planned Parenthood officials in six other states gladly accepted the racist donations.

Read it all.

1 comment:

The Way said...

Copy of e-mail to this "ministry"

As a member of the Episcopal Church, and seminary student, it is tremendously offensive to discover that your organization, and the Church is sponsoring the destruction of children through the support of the industrial size, genocidal work of Planned Parenthood. Your efforts to bring violent death to the innocent is against the work of Jesus Christ, the universal church, Scripture and creation. It is no wonder that you use a graphic of flames reaching upwards on your website since they are ironically the place where murderers, and hypocrites find themselves for eternity.

Revelation 21:8
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

Mark 10:13-16
13People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Michael Heningham
Sturbridge, MA